It was in the fall of 1987. I had moved to Mesquite, Texas, to take a position with Church on the Rock in Rockwall. My life had been turned upside down; everything was falling apart.
I could not pay my rent, the electric company had sent notice they would be shutting off my lights, and I only had $10 to my name. I had been praying all day, seeking God for His direction. Nothing was changing, and the hour was getting late when I heard someone at my front door. I waited for a knock, but none came, just the shuffling of feet as they walked away. I went to the door and looked around, thinking maybe God had sent help.
However, as I turned to go back into my apartment, I noticed a posting on my front door. As I read the note, my heart sank. The notice was from the electric company saying they would be shutting off my electric the next day. It was getting dark and I began to pray even harder. I was so tired and felt as though I was getting nowhere.
I was scared.
Trying to get my mind off my problems, I began to read a little booklet I had received from Rhema Bible School. As I read the booklet that Kenneth Hagin Sr., the founder of the school in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, had written, I began to feel some peace in my heart. Then I read a verse of Scripture that seemed to leap straight off the page and into my spirit: “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be given to you” (Matt. 6:33).
From this one verse of Scripture, my prayer changed, and the heavens opened. I could hear Him clearly say, “Go to the prayer breakfast.” I knew exactly where He was sending me, but I thought, It’s too far away, and wondered if I could afford to use my last $10 for gas.
But God was calling, and I knew I had to go, so I got myself ready, jumped in my pickup truck and spent my last few dollars fueling up my tank.
When I arrived, I sat out in the parking lot and waited for everyone, but only the pastor showed up. He asked how I was doing, and I told him what all was going on in my life. He just laughed and laughed. Then he pulled out a check that was already made out.
He said God had told him to put it in his pocket, as he was leaving his home, headed for the morning’s meeting. He handed me the check and said, “This is for you!” We both then laughed and began to praise God for bringing this blessing together.
The check was enough to pay my rent and electric, and to keep me going until I could collect a paycheck. The electric company did end up shutting off the electricity; however, they pulled the wrong meter. My neighbor was pretty upset.
(Source: Charisma News)